Greater Houston Section

 

Two Year College Award

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 AWARDEE

Laimutis Bytautas, Galveston College


Award Criteria

Purpose: To provide recognition for meritorious performance in the teaching of chemistry in a two year college.  The Greater Houston Section of the ACS which includes Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Walker counties.

Nature: The award consists of a plaque and an Honorarium presented at the ACS-GHS Fall Awards Banquet.

Rules of Eligibility: The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a two year college within the territory of the ACS-GHS. The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:

  • The quality of the nominee’s teaching; unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized;
  • The nominee’s ability to challenge and inspire students;
  • Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences;
  • A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement (since some members of the evaluating committee may not be directly involved in education, it would be helpful to explain the significance of any courses, institutions etc. where this is not obvious.).

Required Nomination Components:

  • Nomination letter, not exceeding two pages;
  • 1-2 seconding letters; and
  • A curriculum vitae or resume, not exceeding two pages, that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession. 

Criteria

Weight (%)

Evidence of the quality of the nominee’s teaching; unusually effective methods

30

Evidence of inspiring and challenging students

30

Evidence of extracurricular work within the last five years

10

Evidence of self-improvement in profession within the last five years

15

Evidence of active involvement in profession within the last five years

15


Please direct all inquiries and submit all nomination packets by September 15, 2021 at acs-ghs@acs-ghs.org.

Past Award Winners

2019 - Christopher Wild, San Jacinto College

2018 - Elisabeth Harthcock, San Jacinto College

2017 -  Rachel Garcia, San Jacinto College

2016 - Bhavna Rawall, Houston Community College

2015 - Joanne Lin, Houston Community College

2014 - Dolores Aquino, San Jacinto College

2013 - L. Lourella Cruz, Lone Star College, Cy-Fair

2012 - Jean C. Wileyman, Lone Star College

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